Cramping Experiences?

The past two, maybe three days I've been cramping pretty consistently for most of the day, and especially at night. They're pretty dull aches with a couple flare ups of heavier pain here and there, and they cause my hips and thighs to ache. But I know it's not serious labor because none of it is super painful and it's not timeable. I'm 37 and 5. Anyone have any stories about this?? I'm not getting my hopes up that it means anything, although of course I'd love for it to be a sign I'll be starting labor soon 😅 Did anyone feel this and go into labor soon after, or was it still several weeks?